The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Underline the details that describe Franklin's arrival in Philadelphia.

Why is he telling us this?

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Benjamin set off to Philadelphia by boat. It was a 100 mile journey full of storms and high waves that drove his boat off course. The passengers were cold, wet, and hungry. Franklin developed a fever. People suspected that Franklin was a runaway slave. He quickly spotted a boat heading to Philadelphia and caught a ride. Upon his arrival in Philadelphia, he had only one Dutch dollar and a copper shilling. He paid the boat owners and spent his last few pennies on bread.